Hello, it's certainly been a while- that's for sure! For a long time, I've been becoming disenchanted with the all too common loop! I'm fed up with them. So I've been exploring "point-to-point operations." One of my favorite layouts, the Crooked Mountain Lines, is one of these said "Point-to-Point" Layouts, and the Gorre & Daphited is another example, along with the Westchester Northern (thank you RMC and Kalmbach!). Does anybody here have any experience with "Point-to-Point" pikes, over the ambiguous loops (even if the loop part is hidden)? The only loops I want to have on my layouts, are the ones behind the roundhouse, to turn full trains around.